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Counselor II or III (Corrections)

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, Wilsonville, OR

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 02/10/2020

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare (, one of the largest community behavioral health providers in the state of Oregon, delivers whole health care -- integrated mental health and addiction services, primary care and housing -- to support our communities. Our approach is recovery-oriented and trauma-informed. Cascadia hires innovative, compassionate, and dedicated staff who are aligned with trauma-informed care, are committed to working effectively with diverse community populations, and expected to strengthen such capacity if hired.

Cascadia has two openings: Both positions are full time at 40 hours per week, located at a correctional facility in Wilsonville, OR. The schedules are both 7:30 am to 6:00 pm, either Tuesday through Friday or Monday through Thursday.

The Counselor II or III for Corrections provides addiction services to assigned clients, including assessment, development of treatment plans tailored to each client’s needs, and individual and group therapy while supporting a Trauma Informed Care environment. With the high prevalence of trauma among individuals receiving addiction services, it is required the Counselor understand the effects of trauma on health, coping, and other aspects of the lives of those we serve.

- The Counselor II must be a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC); or must be at least a CADC applicant and eligible for a CADC I and obtain CADC within two years of applicant status. It is preferred that the Counselor II have a CADCI or CADCII.
- The Counselor III must have a Master’s Degree in a behavioral science field from an accredited college or university. Demonstrate the competencies to become credentialed as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) as outlined in the Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR). Certification must be current and in compliance with the OAR’s. Note: All QMHP qualified positions in the state of Oregon will need to be filled by incumbents who are officially certified or who meet eligibility qualifications to register with MHACBO as a QMHP. If you are not currently registered, you will need to be registered if you become employed with Cascadia. For more details on QMHP certification and registration, contact MHACBO (
- In addition, must have an LPC, LMFT, or LCSW or be licensed within two years of the hire date; or must be at least a CADC applicant and eligible for a CADCI and obtain a CADC within two years of the date of hire.
- It is preferred that the clinician already be a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and have a CADCI or CADCII.
- Knowledge and experience in working with clients involved with gender specific populations, and clients coming from the criminal justice system preferred.
- Understanding of strength based case management philosophies and strategies
- Understanding of trauma informed services
- Ability to implement recovery model, motivational interviewing, and stages of change
- Ability to operate computer hardware and software at a level needed to effectively perform job functions
- Knowledge of accepted treatment practice
- Ability to enter data and retrieve data and to prepare simple reports
- Knowledge of DBT and Seeking Safety curriculum for men and women. While having a legal background does not automatically preclude working in a correctional facility, the successful applicant must pass a Department of Corrections background check.

Cascadia is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status such as race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, or age.

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